|The Philadelphia Mounted Police lead the Flyers' Victory Parade - Frank Rizzo in charge|
|Our heroes - the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team|
I remember that day just like it was last year. The Philadelphia Flyers (Philadelphia's hockey team) won the Stanley Cup from the Boston Bruins. Their win was a big deal not only because they won because this was the FIRST big win of any sports franchise for Philadelphia ever. Prior to this date the only time Philadelphia won anything was when the Philadelphia Phillies (baseball) won the National League pennant in 1950. That win was soured because the Phillies went on to lose the World Series in four straight games to the powerful New York Yankees. So this win by the Philadelphia Flyers got Philadelphia's reputation back as a first class city and not just a way stop between New York City and Washington D.C.
|Check out the fans on the bus bringing up the rear|
I took these pictures from the third floor of Girard Bank where I worked during those long ago days. I was so lucky to have a job in the city. I was also in center city when the Philadelphia Phillies won the National League pennant over the Montreal Expos then the World Series from the Houston Astros. How how sweet it was. I have photos of that fabulous center city celebration too. But for today's Throwback Thursday, Philly celebrating their first big time win, sweet.
|A typical spring lunch crowd in center city Philly (when the Flyers win!)|